Russian invaders switching to terror tactics against local population in Kherson Oblast

9 September, 11:42 AM
The occupiers closed one of the villages in the Kherson region to entry and exit (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

The occupiers closed one of the villages in the Kherson region to entry and exit (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

Invading Russian forces are switching to tactics of terrorist actions against local civilians in some areas of Kherson Oblast in response to the counter-offensive by Ukrainian troops, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on Sept. 9.

“According to available information, the invaders are using the local population as ‘human shields’ in the village of Velyka Oleksandrivka,” the report says.

“The village is closed for entry and exit.”

The Ukrainian military also reported the situation in the south.

In the Zaporizhzhya area, the enemy continued to attack military and civilian objects near the villages of Novopil, Vremivka, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Chervone, Novoandriyivka, and Orikhiv.

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In the South Buh area, the situation was tense near Arkhanhelske, Novovoznesenske, Myroliubivka, Novovoskresenske, Bilohirka, Novohryhorivka, Shevchenkove, Liubomyrivka, Ternovi Pody, Stepova Dolyna, Myrne, Olhyne, Oleksandrivka, and Tavriyske.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are conducting a successful counter-offensive in the Kharkiv area.

“Thanks to skillful and coordinated actions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of the local population, advanced almost 50 kilometers in three days,” the General Staff said.

According to intelligence, some enemy units suffered significant losses.

“The invaders are trying to evacuate wounded personnel and damaged military equipment to the villages of Vilkhuvatka and Borodoyarske,” the report says.

In addition, Russian military personnel wearing civilian clothes resort to desertion and try to return to the Russian territory. Over 15 such cases were recorded in the past day.

At the same time, Russian troops used barrel and jet artillery in the Kharkiv area to attack the villages of Udy, Sosnivka, Duvanka, Tsupivka, Prudianka, Dementiyivka, Velyki Prokhody,

Pytomnyk, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Peremoha, Bairak, and Kostiantynivka.

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